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I am debating whether to purchase the extended warranty for mechanical issues as well as whether to purchase the tire warranty. Has anybody else decided to purchase the extended warranty?:confused:
 

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I bought the extended warranty at the time of purchase (8 years/100K), having NEVER bought one before in my car-owning history. Why this time?

1) it was offered at something like 66% off ($2k vs $6K)
2) it's a first-model-year vehicle
3) my previous car (a Volvo) started to have transmission issues around 75K miles and I figured, well, $2K is less than a new transmission

Did I just throw $2K out the window? Ask me in 7 years and 10 months. :) I keep my cars for 10+ years, so it seemed worth it in my case. Probably not so for those who lease or trade in frequently.
 

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When I get a new car, I swing by America's Tire and they'll sell you a warranty for the tires, whether they were purchased there or not. Had an X5 and it paid for itself many times over.
 

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How long do you intend on keeping the vehicle? How many miles do you think you will put on the car?

I didn't buy it for mine because the price was outrageous and I don't intend on putting a lot of miles on it before the 5 years are up.
 

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This is always an interesting topic. If you think you need an extra warranty, then why would you buy a car you have no faith in??? LOl.

But then, when you look at the cost to replace just about ANYTHING on a vehicle, it seems like good insurance. If you keep the car for a while, you'll find you pay higher premiums to insure other stuff you have, that isn't worth as much or is as important to day to day life.

I did this with a first year Buick Enclave and it paid for itself at least three times over (I stopped keeping track at that point).

It's insurance for re-sale too. If the first year model F Pace develops a bad reputation for reliability, you'll sell yours much easier if it has a transferable warranty (my Buick did, but don't know about Jag). You have to read the fine print too. There is an admin charge every time you use it ($100 for me), there is a limit to how many times a part can be replaced, etc, etc.

But a dealer is not limited by Jag on extras like this so haggle freakin hard and see what you can get it for (I intend to).
 

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I was researching the issue of the F-Pace extended warranty and was curious if anyone took out the tire protection warranty? Do you think it is a good idea based on the cost vs the cost of the 22 inch rims? I think the cost is fairly close to the cost of replacing 1 wheel.
 

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If the roads you drive on are not great and you are not as careful as you should be it might be worth it. Keep in mind that if you get some curb rash on your wheels they are not going to replace them just repair them. If it is a good shop that does the repair you will never know they were fixed.
 

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If it is any help I gave one of my rear rims a touch of curb rash - about 6 inches of bare aluminum - on day 2. For about $150 dealer had their rim specialist contractor fix it and impossible to tell it ever happend. I did not opt for tire/rim protection and view the $150 as cheap lesson in being more careful than I was in my 4Runner. That said, before winter hit, I found myself very reluctant to consider travel on anything approaching 4WD roads due to rims, and lack of skid plates.
 

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If it is any help I gave one of my rear rims a touch of curb rash - about 6 inches of bare aluminum - on day 2. For about $150 dealer had their rim specialist contractor fix it and impossible to tell it ever happend. I did not opt for tire/rim protection and view the $150 as cheap lesson in being more careful than I was in my 4Runner. That said, before winter hit, I found myself very reluctant to consider travel on anything approaching 4WD roads due to rims, and lack of skid plates.
Same with me, I was coming around a tight corner a bit to fast, my right rear wheel got some curb rash. Good to know the dealer can fix it, Ill ask my dealer to take a look when its in next week.
 

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Hi All, thanks for the feedback. I am now going to forgo the tire warranty as it sounds ill advised. Any opinions on the cost vs benefit to extending the engine warranty out to 100K? The engine repairs between 60k and 100k could be costly, but the extended warranty is not exactly inexpensive at over 3k...any thoughts?
 

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I was researching the issue of the F-Pace extended warranty and was curious if anyone took out the tire protection warranty? Do you think it is a good idea based on the cost vs the cost of the 22 inch rims? I think the cost is fairly close to the cost of replacing 1 wheel.
Tire protection is part of my overall extended warranty. The wheels and all that other stuff were separate, and I turned them down.
 

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Season Greetings All,

Still trying to decide whether to pay 3k to extend the mechanical warranty out to 100k miles. So far I do not think a single person has taken out the warranty. Do most of you view it as waste of money or just plan to get a new fpace after 5 years or 60k miles? I usually drive almost 20K miles a year so I am thinking for me 5 years would = 100k and then buying a new vehicle. Thoughts anyone? IS the mechanical extended warranty a waste?
 

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It's hard to say. I think looking at some of the other models on different forums might give you a better perspective from the standpoint of JLR in genera (for close to current MY's) if you have never owned a JLR product before. At your current rate being out of warrant in three years puts you about where many manufacturers stop their warranties anyway. I have extended warranties on my Lexus and Corvette but since they are low mileage vehicles I figured the extra years would not hurt since I tend to keep cars a little longer. In my case both extended warranties were under $1,500 each. A far cry cheaper than Jaguar.
 

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Hi Ken,

I completely agree with you. I had a Corvette where the extended warranty was only $1,400 so I was quick to jump in. The only issue was that I never took advantage of it because the Corvette never needed anything except oil changes, new breaks and anew battery for 120,000 miles over 6 years.

I am a first time Jaguar owner trying to think of any major repairs covered under the warranty that might come up between 60k miles and 100k miles. I am not really sure what to reasonably expect between 60k and 100k miles in years 4-5 with the fpace. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
 

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I guess one thought might be how hard are you on vehicles? The trans or engine are the usual concerns but then again there are so many computer modules in the vehicle that if one goes (and that has happened to several forum members) that $4K to replace one is probably about what they might charge you. Of course that should have nothing to do with how you drive.

I have never had a module go in any car I have ever owned but one never knows these days. I would say in the end if there is room for negotiation and you feel more comfortable then go for it. BTW I passed on mine.
 

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$3,000 for an extended warranty is madness for 90% of buyers. Then again, if you drive a lot of miles you may have a different decision to make. So far I'm averaging about 1,000 miles per month. I'm just under 8,000 miles after passing the 8-month mark by a few days. Obviously, at that rate, it will take 5 years for me to reach 60,000 miles. That is right about the time when I'll be trading in my F-Pace FE even up for a brand new base Prius.
 

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Season Greetings All,

Still trying to decide whether to pay 3k to extend the mechanical warranty out to 100k miles. So far I do not think a single person has taken out the warranty. Do most of you view it as waste of money or just plan to get a new fpace after 5 years or 60k miles? I usually drive almost 20K miles a year so I am thinking for me 5 years would = 100k and then buying a new vehicle. Thoughts anyone? IS the mechanical extended warranty a waste?
I did - see the second post of this thread. But it was only $2K, and includes tires, and I keep my cars longer than most people, I think.
 

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Reopening your thread a little. Anyone have a third party extended warranty company they like? Jaguar offers theirs and continental. Same price.
 

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For 2 grand I would have taken it in a minute. Maybe a year or two down the road I might look into it for the F-Pace. After all, it has 5 years. However, my problem is to try to get a warranty for our 2013 XJ. They're quoting $6,000 to $7,000 for 3 years coverage! At those numbers, I think I'll pass. The car only has 50,000 on the odometer and no reduction of price for low mileage. I suppose I'll call AAA and get a towing plan and hope that it doesn't cost that much in repairs if I keep it for 3 or 4 more years.
 

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Just as an option, I've heard that if you have GEICO insurance that they offer a full coverage vehicle warranty for not much money at all per month as long as you insure with them. Heck it "could" be worth it to even switch to them if this has good coverage. Worth investigating.....

I bought my 1st extended warranty on my JGC and it has already paid itself back, and I still have 25K and a year to go on it. Just one repair can easily cover the cost..But mine was 1500.00 not 6K. I don't think I could do 6K. If the FP is scaring me at the end of 5/60, It will go down the road. We should have a good flavor of its problems and durability by them...
 
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